The Heart's Shelter

An Amish Legacy Novel

Narrated by Lauren Berst
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Book 4 of Amish Legacy
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Pub Date Feb 06 2024 | Archive Date Mar 06 2024

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Kira has no interest in dating and putting down roots in Pennsylvania—that is, until she finds a kindred spirit in Jayden Bontrager.

Kira Detweiler doesn’t plan to be in Lancaster County for long. She’s left her family in Indiana to help her aunt after the birth of her fourth boppli. Or at least that’s what she tells people. Deep down, she’s trying to escape the heartache of a broken engagement and has no plans to date again anytime soon.

Jayden Bontrager watches his older brothers with admiration, and he prays that someday he’ll have the kind of life they do. Even so, he’s only twenty-three and not in a hurry to marry and start a family. He’s content to watch from the sidelines and is happy to see his brothers enjoying a close relationship once again.

When Jayden and Kira strike up a friendship, they are each drawn to the other’s gentle and humble demeanor, and they feel things for one another unlike anything they’ve felt before. But Kira is torn between her heart and her home. She sees no point in pursuing a relationship with Jayden when she doesn’t plan to put down roots in Pennsylvania. The last thing she needs is another heartbreak.

Will Jayden and Kira be able to overcome the obstacles in their path to find the future they both dream of?

In this fourth and final book of the Amish Legacy Series, listeners will find out if the youngest Bontrager brother will get his happily ever after.

Kira has no interest in dating and putting down roots in Pennsylvania—that is, until she finds a kindred spirit in Jayden Bontrager.

Kira Detweiler doesn’t plan to be in Lancaster County for long...

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Amy Clipston is one of my favorite authors. She did not disappoint with this book. I love the sweet, innocent story of searching for Amish love.

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Amy Clipston’s book four in The Amish Legacy series is probably my favorite of the set! The Heart’s Shelter is the story of Jayden and Kira! Kira is in Pennsylvania helping her aunt with her four children when she meets Jayden. They have an instant connection, but she has recently had her heart broken and is not planning to stay with her aunt. Can Jayden convince her that he won’t hurt her and that their love is worth it? Jayden is my favorite character. I’ve enjoyed him in every book and was so happy to see his get his happy ending! Thanks NetGalley and the publisher.

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The Heart's Shelter tells the story of a heart spurned and the beauty that can come from ashes. Just when Kira feels like her world has ended due to a broken engagement, God leads her to true love that was His plan for her all along. Kira faces some really hard choices on whether she is willing to risk her heart to love again wholly after hurt and whether she is willing to leave behind the family she has always known to step out in faith to start a family of her own. This is the 4th book in the Legacy series but reads well also as a stand alone. The narrator did really well with the story, including the Amish verbiage throughout. Easy and lovely read all around.

I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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In this fourth and final book we get to revisit all the Bontrager family. But this story is about the last of the brothers Jayden. He meets Kira who has come Lancaster to help her aunt. Kira is also getting over a broken heart and is not interested in meeting anyone. Jayden forms a friendship with her and feels a strong connection, but how can he ever help Kira see that he isn't like the guy that broke her heart. As their friendship grows so does the bond they both feel in their heart. But can Kira let go of her hurt and move on and can she leave her family in Indiana that she's so close to and make a life in Lancaster. I really enjoyed this book it kept me interested till the end. I was given an Audio version of this book by Netgalley. The narrator was good and made the book enjoyable to listen too. #ZondervanPublisher #Netgalley #AmyClipston #Amishfiction #Amishlegacyseries

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If you're looking for a beautiful story with heart-warming love, family, traditions, friends and an Amish background, look no further. You've found what you're looking for!

What a beautiful story that stemmed from an original heart-breaking beginning.

Kira has just arrived in Lancaster County PA, after her love (Philip) broke their engagement, and broke her heart. She has come to help her Aunt with her 4 little ones, but more so to escape the sadness that she left behind in Indiana.
Although she misses her Mom, Dad and sisters, she is looking forward to the escape of being in another place, with kids, to help take her mind off of her heartbreak, and to seek some happiness too.

When she arrives, she literally bumps into a guy (Jayden), that she thinks she will never see again.
Little does she know that God works in strange ways....

So, without giving too much away...the Amish community is huge, but there are many opportunities for the community to meet up with each other, and Kira and Jayden have only just begun...

Again, just beautifully portrayed and played out. You can literally FEEL all that Kira is going through... and how difficult it is for her to move on after the breakup. Additionally, it is a beautiful thing to read how this community comes together and stays together when there is any type of problem. Too bad we don't have more of this in the real world.

5 ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for me!
Mostly because it made me feel ALL THE FEELS in this beautiful book!

Thanks so much to #NetGalley, #ZondervanFiction and #HarperCollinsChristianPublishing for an ARC of the audiobook which was released on 2/6/24.

#TheHeartsShelter by #AmyClipston and beautifully narrated by #LaurenBerst.

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The Amish Legacy series has been one that I have really enjoyed. The Heart’s Shelter was a very nice wrap up to the series, with Jayden Bontrager finally getting his happily ever after.

Jayden and Kira were quite the match up! They were both very unsure of themselves for a good portion of the story. Jayden had quite a few reasons, including the knowledge that Kira was just in their community temporarily, that had him hesitant to explore a relationship with her. Kira was getting over a broken heart and did not think there was any reason to allow herself to possibly have her heart broken again by jumping into a relationship with a new man, especially when she was so homesick for her family. However, these two were continually drawn to each other and had a rapport that they did not experience with anyone else.

I loved getting to see what was going on in the Bontrager family, with all of the previous couples from the first three books. That has been something very enjoyable throughout this entire series. Of course, you could jump in and only read this novel and probably still enjoy it a lot. However, this series has been one of my favorites and I definitely recommend all of the books. The family went through some rough times as Jayden’s older two brothers struggled with the family dynamics in earlier novels.

I really enjoyed listening to the audio book. The narrator did a good job and kept me actively listening from the start to the finish.

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.

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The Hearts Shelter
Amy Clipston
Helping her aunt who has given birth to her fourth boppli (baby) gives Kira Detweiler the opportunity to leave Indiana and travel to Lancaster, Pennsylvania; her fiancé has broken off their engagement leaving her puzzled and heartbroken. She meets Jayden Bontrager while shopping with her cousin. She is impressed with his demeanor; he is humble, gentle, and easy going. They see each other again a few days later while he is working on the roof of her aunt’s home. Jayden and Kira form a friendship, but both are guarding their hearts. Kira is homesick for her family in Indiana; she has not plan to stay in Lancaster. She sees no reason to consider a closer relationship with Jayden when she plans to return to Indiana; she does not want her heart broken again. Twenty-three-year-old Jayden is not searching for a wife. While he admires his brothers and hopes that someday he will have a life like theirs, he is in no hurry. He realizes Kira does not plan to stay in Pennsylvania causing him to hesitate to consider forming a long-term relationship with her. However, they are drawn together in a way neither has experienced before.
This is the final book in the Amish Legacy series. I have not read the first there however, this book stands well alone. I enjoyed the interaction between Jayden and Kira. Their love was not rushed, it was gentle, pure and strong. There were several things about this book that I enjoyed: the main characters, the group of friends that did good things for others and the way their relationship grew from friendship to love.
Thank you NetGalley for providing a copy of this book for review purposes.

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